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The Matthew of Bristol

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Went on this trip today fish and chip jolly i loved it being bristol born was lovely to see a... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Lynne E
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Bristol, United Kingdom
A feel from the past

Was great to sail up and down the river and feel how it might have been so many years ago. A must... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
M6743WMstephenp
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Singapore, Singapore
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*Currently moored at Underfall Yard. Our normal address is: Prince’s Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN - next to M Shed* The Matthew is a replica of the Tudor ship sailed by John Cabot from Bristol 'discover' North America in 1497. The ship runs...more
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Wapping Road | Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG, England
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Went on this trip today fish and chip jolly i loved it being bristol born was lovely to see a different view the boat is beautiful the crew are fantastic fish and chips were good good history given by the crewfelt well taken care of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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TheMatthewB, Manager at The Matthew of Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thanks for your review Lynne, I'm pleased to hear you had a great time on your trip! Hope to welcome you aboard again soon! Warm regards, Hazel (Office & Marketing Manager)

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Don't get me wrong - I think the idea and the fact of the Maththew is fantastic. It's fantastic that she was built here in Bristol and sailed across the Atlantic to re-discover Newfoundland! We took the fish and chip cruise on a wet and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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TheMatthewB, General Manager at The Matthew of Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thanks for your feedback Roger. The Matthew does of course go offshore when the opportunity arises. However thousands more people get to see her in her home port than would do on the open sea, and it is those lovely people who are willing to...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Was great to sail up and down the river and feel how it might have been so many years ago. A must if in Bristol

Date of experience: August 2017
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TheMatthewB, Manager at The Matthew of Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Stephen, Many thanks for a lovely review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your sail on the Matthew and we hope we'll see you back some time in the future. Warm regards Dovile Office and Marketing Manager

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We booked the Matthew for a fish & chip supper cruise. Unfortunately on the day the wind was too strong to sail. We were offered the option of climbing aboard and having the fish supper regardless and promised another trip in the future. Fish &...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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TheMatthewB, Manager at The Matthew of Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm so pleased to hear that you had a good time despite the weather! We'll look forward to welcoming you aboard again when the weather is better. Warm regards, Hazel (Office & Marketing Manager)

Reviewed 10 September 2017

This replica sailing vessel is free to enter and is worth a look if you are visiting M Shed in the Harbourside area where it is moored. It is quite a small ship but there is not a lot to see. It looks attractive when...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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TheMatthewB, Manager at The Matthew of Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thanks for your review - isn't it amazing to think a ship so small sailed across the Atlantic! You certainly can join us on trips, and can find out when we'll be sailing as well as booking your tickets, on our website! Hope you can...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

It's a great experience for families especially if your kids like the idea of boats and pirates. It was part of a wonderful day out and there and there was a very comfortable and shared atmosphere therre.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

we came across this ship on a day out at the Harbour.I passed this on the way to see SS Great Britain. on the way back we went on a had a good look around. kids would love this replica ship. it is run by...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely replica of an old sailing ship, moored at the docks, that you can go on. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The children find this ship very interesting. A great history lesson. We had. Seen a programme on the tv and seeing it live made it come to life for us all.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bryn H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Matthew is run by a trust. Entry is free, but donations are welcome. The ship is not large, so it doesn't take long to look around. It provides an interest comparison with the SS Great Britain, which is a short walk away.

Date of experience: September 2017
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MichelleMoore84
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Response from Nyonya | Reviewed this property |
If you're just looking around, 10-15 minutes would be plenty. A trip is a different matter. I doubt there are toilets on board as there were no such amenities in the time of the original Matthew! You could use the ones at... More
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2 September 2017|
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Response from HarleyMatt | Reviewed this property |
no sailings today and its going to rain all day ....miserable
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Carla H
12 February 2017|
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Response from TheMatthewShip | Property representative |
Dear Carla, Many thanks for your question. Currently the Matthew is undergoing some maintenance work in the Underfall Yard, so you can come see it out of the water, but you won't be able to come on board. We will be open to... More
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